The Manhattan Declaration

The Manhattan Declaration organization is composed of Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good:
1.the sanctity of human life
2.the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
3.the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
I signed the Declaration and encourage others to do so. Over 250,000 have already signed it. In our enthusiasm, let us not forget to follow our Lord’s injunction and bless our political opponents.

O Lord,
If only we could love as You! Your love is steadfast; ours is mercurial. Your love overflows with tender mercies; ours is riddled with unforgiveness. Holy is Your name. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord!
We ask You to love the leaders of our nation, including our political opponents. Love them, especially President Barak Obama. Love their families, and their staffs. You know their needs. Bless them, Lord, in Your infinite wisdom. Bless them in Your judgment. Bless them in Your mercy. Amen.

During our 40 Days for Life campaign, commenter Sibyl said this prayer for our political opponents:

Holy Father,
I pray You will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, impart revelation, direct, unforgetable, undeniable.
Reveal your will to those persons you wish to use for your purposes.
Speak Your truth, love, life into their hearts and minds through dreams as you spoke to Nebuchadnezzar, to Daniel, to Joseph son of Jacob, to Joseph of Nazareth and others throughout Scripture.
Stir, convict, convince, warn those who will hear, believe and act. Grant Godly sorrow unto repentance.
Guide Your intercessors in the way that they should pray.
In the Name of Jesus, Amen

And commenter GA/FL wrote this prayer for our political opponents:
Please make the light of Your face and countenance to shine upon all this nation, the candidates and the voters. Let Your light work to expose evil and to reveal truth…to convict of sin, to convince of Your goodness, truth and love, to restore and guide and turn all who will humble themselves and agree with Your word, to be able to dwell in Your blessed protection and peace that the world cannot take away. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen

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